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Studying in Québec

The government of Quebec requires specific documentation from every student who studies in Quebec. You can submit these documents at Birks.

Birks is also the place to come if you have questions about any of the issues below:

Permanent Code

Everyone needs a permanent code to study in Quebec. You already have one if you previously attended school in Quebec. If you're new to Quebec, find out how to obtain your permanent code.

Proving citizenship and legal status

As per the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES), Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and international students must all provide documentation to prove their legal status in Canada. 

Documents to prove legal status in Canada
  • Province of Quebec: Quebec birth certificate issued by the Quebec Directeur de l'état civil
    (see Concordia’s description for Quebec Residency Guidelines
  • Canadian citizen born in Canada: Copy of your birth certificate (if born outside Quebec)
  • Canadian citizen born outside of Canada: Copy of both sides of your Canadian citizenship certificate
  • Permanent Resident of Canada: Copy of both sides of your Canadian permanent resident card or immigration form IMM–5292/5688
  • International student: Various documents may be required. Please visit the link below for more information:

Proving Québec resident status

To qualify for Quebec tuition rates, students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada must also prove their Quebec residency status. Find out if you're eligible to pay Quebec resident tuition.

International fee exemptions

Some international students may also qualify for the Quebec tuition rate. Find out if you're eligible for the International Fee Exemption.

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